About the Program
Thomas West appeared on Booknotes in 1997 to discuss his book, "Vindicating the Founders," in which he takes a critical look at how the Founding Fathers are portrayed in books and academia.
Dr. West is Professor of Politics at the University of Dallas, where he has taught since 1974. He is also a Director and Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Born in 1945, Dr. West received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1967 and his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 1974. He served in Vietnam as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1969-70. He was Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in 1988-89, and Salvatori Visiting Scholar at Claremont McKenna College from 1990-92.